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Counselor's Corner

Comprehensive School Counseling in Grades 9-12

 

2017-2018 Registration Information can be located by selecting files.

Counseling Websites

Career Web Sites

College Search Web Sites

College Scholarships

National College Fair

Testing Schedule

College Night

College Info

NCAA Eligibility

Helpful Websites

 

 

 

Counseling Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm
For your convenience, please schedule conferences.
Email: ciliasmith@ocsredskins.com
Office: 205-625-3802

ACT National Test Dates- go to act.org to register.

Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016 August 6-19, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

The Scholarship page under "College Scholarships" will be updated as new scholarship information becomes available. Check back often to see important information about scholarships as they become available.

Requesting FINAL Transcripts

You can request a copy of your FINAL transcript to be sent by following options:

1. Electronic Transcripts (For former students and optional for current students) - This is the quickest way to send a transcript and you will receive notification throughout the process. Go to www.parchment.com and follow the registration process there. For additional assistance, please download the "Parchment Guide for Ordering Transcripts" found under "Forms" at the top or use the tutorials here: http://www.parchment.com/studentkit/
(Parents and guardians can order high school transcripts for children under 18. They can do this by creating a parent/guardian account at www.parchment.com ) There is a record request fee of $3.50.

Video: https://youtu.be/vb8su7ph6jU

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2. Current students can request transcripts in counselor's office.

S.H.A.R.E. - Student Health and Advanced Resources for Education

In an attempt to address the emotional and behavioral concerns of the students of Oneonta Schools, a school-based therapist is available to provide counseling services to our students. This voluntary service will be provided through a contract with Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health Authority and will be housed within the Oneonta Schools. To access forms, double click on link: http://www.oneontacityschools.com/?PN=Pages&SubP=Level1Page&L=1&DivisionID=761&PageID=22463&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll

Alabama College and Career Readiness Website

Students and Parents: This website is your gateway to valuable career exploration activities, college, and financial aid information.  Please visit the website at: www.alcareerinfo.org  

Parchment.com - Explore the free tools to help you explore your college options. Information can be found by logging on to Parchment.com and creating an account. Once you create your account, click "College Tools" in the top banner.  

T.A.P. (Teacher Advisory Program) 2016-2017

The OHS T.A.P. is a requirement for all high school students. T.A.P. is scheduled once a month. All students are required to attend T.A.P. and meet with their advisor on the following dates.

Month               Date          
Aug 08/31/16
Sept 09/28/16
Oct 10/26/16
Nov 11/30/16
Jan  1/25/17
Feb  2/22/17
Mar  3/22/17

 

Checking Your Child's Grades

Parents: Please check with the high school office to obtain your INOW login information for checking your child's grades. If you need a conference concerning grades, you will need to make an appointment with your child's teacher(s) first. Once you have met with the teacher and still feel a meeting is in order, you can email me at: ciliasmith@ocsredskins.com    Please check out the tutoring services listed below. 

 

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is available to qualified high school students in grades 11 and 12 who have received approval from their high school to receive both college credit and high school credit. Dual enrollment packets can be picked up in the counselor's office. Please visit Snead State, Wallace State and Jefferson State's websites to make sure the college is offering the courses you would like to take by viewing the schedule before picking up the packet. Dual enrollment packets can also be download from the Forms tab (above).

Homework Help and Tutoring Services

Free Tutoring Services - Alabamaians of all ages are able to benefit from free tutoring services by logging on to www.homeworkalabama.org

Tutoring Services 

Math Tutoring - John Cantlin "Mr. C." Please contact Mr. C. at 205-559-1950 or john@cantlin.net
For more information visit: http://www.cantlinmath.com/ 

Math Tutoring - Allie Allcorn - Tutoring for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades along with Algebra I math. Please call (205) 353-8035

Tutor - For tutoring services, contact Anna Goode at (205)446-0508.

Certified in grades 1-8 retired teacher is availabe for tutoring. Please call Sharon Lee 205-625-6949 or 205-625-3593 for more information.

Donna Godfrey - 5th grade math through geometry 274-7646 (currently not available)

Tutor Doctor - One-on-One in-home tutoring any subject, any age, any time. Call 256-734-6500 or visit website www.inhometutors-alabama.com

No Bullying Clip ArtWe support a safe and positive environment at Oneonta City Schools! To report an issue please see your guidance counselor for the "Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Complaint Form" or downloaded the form under "Forms" on the Counselors Corner. The completed report should be turned into your guidance counselor or principal. For more information visit www.bullyingfirstresponse.com

KnowBullying -Get the app! For more information visit: http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/bullying/

TESTING SCHEDULE

ACT WorkKeys - 12th Grade

 

TBA

ACT Aspire - 10th Grade

 

TBA

ACT plus Writing - 11th Grade

 

 TBA

ACT Quality Core English 9 and Algebra I 

 

 TBA

ASVAB

 

 TBA

PSAT     October 19, 2016
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

APP Central 

Top 20 Apps to help students with college prep

1. Naviance and 2. Studious - Improve collaboration and help stay organized. 

3. Evernote - Helps you remember everything across all devices you use.

4. Find Colleges - Search for information about US colleges and universities.

5. College Confidential - Read and interact with other users on topics like financial aid, college life, test preparation, and more.

6. Quad2Quad - Virtual travel assistant to help you plan college visits.

7. CollegeVisits - Organizing college visits.

8. EssayEdge - Essay editing options

9. EduPath SAT Prep 

10. SAT Question of the Day - Preparation for SAT

11. ACT Student - ACT practice and access to registration (read-only)

12. Tutor.com To Go - Connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help; save and review past tutoring sessions; store essays, assignments, etc.

13. StudyBlue - Online flip flashcards and review class notes

14. Khan Academy - Tutorial videos for studying

15. Scholarship Advisor - Scholarship search

16. Scholarships.com - Financial aid search

17. Max U - Info for saving for college, checklists (transcripts, recommendations, and essays), tips for ACT and SAT exam prep, track potential schools and rate them

18. GPA Calculator - Keep track of your grade point average

19. Dropbox - Store, update, and edit files

20. College Packing List - Track those purchased items for packing for college

ACT and ACT Prep Information:

ACT Online Prep is available again this year for students in grades 10-12 free! Students were given the login information in their English class. Please check with your child!

WSCC Preparing for ACT -  If interested, please contact: LaDonna Allen (256) 352-8071

Preparing for the ACT study booklet - You can download the ACT study booklet "Preparing for the ACT" by clicking on "Form" at the top of the page that will allow you to download the booklet!

ACT Prep Course at WSCC - Online course, six weeks, for dates go to www.ed2go.com/wscc-wfd 

ACT Test Preparation and Consulting - Contact Faye Nichols or Linda Crutcher (205) 823-2166 or nactsat@bellsouth.net      Registration Online:  www.fayenicholsact.com 

ACT Additional Score Report Requests - Official ACT scores must be requested from ACT online at www.actstudent.org or by phone 319-337-1313 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm central time. Service fee of $13 will be charged. Payment must be by valid credit card. Once you submit a request by any method, it cannot be changed or cancelled. Scores are not given to anyone by phone, fax, or email. ACT scores are not considered official unless sent by ACT.

ACT - Need to register to take the ACT? Visit: www.actstudent.org to register and create your ACT web account. New to the ACT registration: anyone registering to take the ACT must upload a photo. ACT Web Registration flilers and Preparing for the ACT booklets can be picked up in Mrs. Gibbs' office.  Oneonta High School Code: 012-040

ACT Prep - For dates visit: www.ed2go.com/wscc-wfd Wallace State Community College offers a 6 week online course.

ACT Prep Class - Classes are being held for the October Testing date. The cost is $225.00. If interested, please give Terri Hubauer a call 205-446-0054 or email thubauer@gmail.com.

Free SAT, ACT, and GRE Preps - Go to http://www.number2.com/ 

AllPencilsDown ACT Course - Contact Now: George Mizzell 205-837-4695 Fax 205-823-5607 George@allpencilsdown.com. Laura McDanal 205-296-1255 Fax 205-823-5607 Laura@allpencilsdown.com.  www.allpencilsdown.com 

ACT/SAT Online Preparation Course - “This course will prepare students to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide students with the means to achieve their best potential score. To learn more, visit www.ed2go.com/wscc-wfd. Fee $79.”

Sylvan ACT Prep
Call today 256-840-9200 Boaz, AL.

ACT Test Scores 
If you need an official ACT test score or scores sent to your high school or college(s), go to www.actstudent.org/scores/send/costs.html to complete your request. Have a debit or credit card ready to cover a small fee.

ACT College and Career Planning - www.collegeandcareerready.org is targeted to young adults, ages 15-25, with tools and tips to help in college and career planning.

SAT

New SAT - The new SAT will launch in March. It focuses on the classroom skills and knowledge research shows are essential for college. To learn more, visit (copy and paste links in URL): sat.org/share and sat.org/new

SAT - To register for the SAT, please visit: www.sat.org/register Oneonta High School Code: 012040

Exam Focus - Exam preparation website including ACT, SAT, PSAT, ASVAB, MCAT, etc. to help students prepare for standardized testing. Visit: www.examfocus.com 

TOEFL 

For English Language Learners - The TOEFL iBT measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. It evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. The cost of the test is $190. To learn more, visit:  www.ets.org/toefl/

 

PSAT

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) test will be given Wednesday, October 19th. The 2016 PSAT/NMSQT is the entry to the competitions for awards offered in 2018. Juniors will have the opportunity to take the test and qualify for the National Merit Scholarship. The cost of the test will be $15.00. Fees must be paid by the extended deadline date Wed., Sept. 30th. Please make checks to: OHS. PowerPoint presentation can be found under the "Presentations" tab at the top of this page. This year PSAT/NMSQT is offering ScoreWrite: A Guide to Preparing for the SAT Essay is available online at www.collegeboard.com/scorewrite. To understand PSAT results and access the college and career planning tool for students visit: www.collegeboard.org/quick

PSAT Practice - Please visit collegeboard.org/psatpractice 

 

 

ACCUPLACER Test

This is a college placement test.

WALLACE STATE Community College - Please reserve a seat before you go take the test. You can schedule a test Monday-Thursday between 9:00-3:00.

SNEAD STATE Community College - The Compass Test is given Monday thru Thursday from 8:00am-12:00pm. You can schedule an appointment with Tonya Shields in the advising/testing office by mail at Tonya.Shields@snead.edu  or you can call 256-840-4165. For more information visit: www.snead.edu/future_students/testing/compass.aspx 

Free Practice Testing - To improve your testing skills www.testprepreview.com

Sample Questions - www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html

Cut College Costs - 1) Start at community college - If you're going for a bachelor's, do the first two years at a community college and save for the last two years at a four-year college. The diploma will show only the four-year college. 2) Save on textbooks - Get up to 50 percent off books at half.com, bookbyte.com, ebay.com or abebooks.com. Renting? try chegg.com. 3) Stay on top of funding sources - Every year, hunt for new scholarship sources, file a FAFSA, and keep in touch with the financial aid office at your school. 4) Cyber-learn close to home - If you've decided to study online, check out your community college and state university to see if they offer online classes. 5) Get credit for your experience - Many schools give credits for proven career experience or other skills. You will need to complete an application or turn in a portfolio of your work, but you could earn 15 to 30 credits, saving a big chunk of your tuition. 6) Know what you want - Going to school as an adult with other responsibilities is a lot to take on. Be decisive about your goals before you begin, and do the research to know what a degree will do for your career down the line. ~All You

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Career Counseling

Workforce Training and Information

ACT WorkKeys - Parents: For more information about the ACT WorkKeys assessment, please visit:  www.act.org/path/parent/tests/workkeys.html 

Elwood Staffing - Find your career path at elwoodjobs.com. For high school seniors who aren't college bound, there are employment opportunities waiting for beginning their careers. Elwood Staffing matches job seekers with positions at leading companies across the country including those who are seeking summer employment before heading off to college.

Telamon Corporation - Have you done farm work? Are your parents agricultural workers? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, Telamon may be able to help you pay for Education and Training. For more information, please contact Lacy Marsh (205) 625-4558 or LMarsh@telamon.org. Our office is located beside Celebrations Party Store.

Mercedes-Benz Automotive Technician Program - UWA and Shelton State Community College are partnering with Mercedes-Benz to offer a program that includes classroom and on the shop floor training. For more information visit: www.mbusi.com/employment/automotive-technician-training-program/

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminars for Rising 8th through 12th Grade Students - For more information check out the website at: www.usna.edu/admissions

RN to BSN Degree - A website for RN's who are working toward their BSN visit: www.rntobsn.org 

Birmingham Electrical JATC - Anyone interested in considering a career in electrical industry (205) 849-5522. To learn about how Birmingham Electrical JATC's commitment to excellence in education can prepare you for a rewarding career.

Blount County Career Technical School - http://bcct.blount.k12.al.us/The BCCTC offers programs to prepare students for college and a variety of career opportunities in the fields of: (Automotive Service Technology, Building Construction Academy, Business, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Cooperative Education/Work-Based Experience, Cosmetology, Pre-Engineering/Drafting, Health Science/Clinical Internship, Industrial Systems, Teacher Academy, Welding).

Child Labor Reform Act 2009 - School Systems no longer issue permits. On May 18, 2009, Governor Riley signed into law the Child Labor Reform Act 2009. The new act reforms Alabama's child labor enforcement standards, transferring the work permitting process from the public school system to the Alabama Department of Labor, Child Labor Division. Under the new system, work permits will no longer be required for each minor employed. In its place, employers will be required to purchase a Certificate; Class I, to employ minors under the age of 16 and Class II, to employ minors age 16 & 17. For minors (age 14 to 15), they must request an Eligibility to Work form from the school in which the student attends. Students must have satisfactory grades and attendance to obtain this form. Employers must have this form on file.

Jacksonville State University - ExSEL (Experiencing Success in Education and Life) is a comprehensive six-week program that prepares students for the transition from high school to college. To obtain the detailed application packet for ExSEL, you may go to our website at www.jsu.edu/depart/ls/, click on the red ExSEL Application Packet button, and follow the instructions for printing out the packet.

The American Legion "Need A Lift?" - Contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran's dependents available at www.needalift.org. Visit American Legion www.legion.org. For additional scholarships, grants and loans visit www.ernexpress.com.

 Community College Review  http://www.communitycollegereview.com

COLLEGE NIGHT!

Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:30-7:00PM OHS Lobby Mark on your calendar College Night! Representatives from colleges across the south will be here to answer any questions you and/or your parents may have about admissions, registration, requirements, campus, and programs of study. Be sure to sign in. This is the time to ask questions and pick up any college materials you will be needing. Click on Forms tab at the top of page to view "Questions to Ask College Representatives". I'll see you on September 15th!

 

 

 

NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards!

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University of Alabama

Shelton State Community College

 

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Jacksonville State University

  • Birmingham-Southern College -

       

Troy University - ACT scores are stackedor super scored for admissions (highest score from all ACT scores and then averaged to get a composite).For more information visit their website http://troy.troy.edu/admissions/.

SamfordUniversitywww.samford.edu/admission, contact Jason Black at 800-888-7218 or email jjblack@samford.edu. Meet your college counselor http://admission.samford.edu/find_your_counselor.aspx

Gadsden State Community College

Snead State Community College

Jefferson State Community College

The University of Montevallo

Wallace State Community College

 

University of West Alabama - http://admissions.uwa.edu/fallpreviewday.asp.

University of North Alabama - UNA contacts: 1-800-TALK UNA or www.una.edu or admissions@una.edu. Community College Transfer Scholarship

Alabama A&M University - High School Senior Day. Register online @ www.aamu.edu or call 800-553-0816.

Huntingdon College - www.huntingdon.edu

  • A personal laptop computer is provided for every entering student (theirs to keep upon graduation).
  • Personalized advising
  • Superior placement rates

ITT Technical Institute - www.itt-tech.edu - For complete program information visit their website. Location: 9238 Madison Boulevard, Suite 500, Madison, AL 35758 (256) 542-2900 or Toll Free (877) 210-4900.

Judson College "Knowledge and Faith for a Purposeful Life" - www.judson.edu.

Lawson State Community College - www.lawsonstate.edu - The college specializes in automotive technology, business and information, engineering and design, manufacturing, and health professions. You can contact Corporate Services at Lawson State Community College at 205-929-3521 or 205-929-3433.

Marion Military Institute - www.marionmilitary.edu/admissions/knightfox.da  

Southeastern Bible College - www.sebc.edu

TuskegeeUniversity - http://www.tuskegee.edu/.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford Universities - Visit www.exploringcollegeoptions.org.

Savannah College of Art and Design - www.scad.edu.

The Common Application - Apply today at www.commonapp.org. More than 300 colleges and universities use the common application. In the state of Alabama, Birmingham-Southern College and Spring Hill College use the Common Application. Go online to view what colleges accept the College Application for undergraduate college admission. Features include: Formatted Essay of any size, NACAC Fee Waivers, Search Engines, and Homeschool Supplement to the SSR.

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HELPFUL WEB SITES

To register for the ACT online: http://www.actstudent.org

To register for the SAT online: http://www.collegeboard.com/

Financial Aid: http://www.finaid.org/

NCAA Athletic Eligibility http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/

FAFSA - Financial Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Paper copies of FAFSA are no longer available to schools; instead a student must request up to three copies from 1-800-4-FED-AID or www.edpubs.org. You may download a PDF of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov. FastWeb has produced a five-minute video that explains what FAFSA is, and helps with the process. Visit www.fastweb.com/sp/fafsavideo to view the short video. 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Media/FAFSASimplification/index.html

FAFSA Tips - 1. Apply online using www.fafsa.ed.gov. 2. Check deadlines -Be aware of your state's and your school's application deadlines. While there is no deadline for applying for federal student aid, you should apply as early as possible after January 1st of each year that you will attend college. Some state and school aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 3. Collect the information you need to complete the FAFSA (*Your social security number and your parents' social security numbers; *Your driver's licencse number, if you have one; *Your alien registration number, if you are not a US citizen; *Your federal tax returns and income information). 4. Check your FAFSA. After you complete the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the information carefully and make any necessary corrections. 5. Respond immediately to any request from your school for additional information.

Adventures in Education - Planning and paying for college, finding a career, managing your money, and much more. For more info visit: www.aie.org

NEW! BigFuture Financial Aid Website - Find colleges, pay for college, make a college plan, etc. For more info visit: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Crucial for all seniors and their families! Free webinar hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling on December 7. If you or your students would like to learn the basics about the FAFSA, you may register for the webinar at this site: http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/Webinars/Pages/FAFSAEssentialsandUpdates.aspx

Federal Student Aid http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ or http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

 http://www.nextstepu.com/ Organize planning for your college journey; check out careers; search for colleges; free college planning E-Mag! Enter to win free tuition! Visit: http://www.nextstepu.com/request-free-tuition-scholarship.aspx?clientId=5707

Home page - Visit NextStepU Magazine for helpful tools and details on how students can Win Free College Tuition  http://www.NextStepU.com

College Match- A quick, interactive tool to help students find the right college http://www.NextStepU.com/College-Search

Step by Step – Our new College planning timeline guides students at every step http://www.NextStepU.com/Plan-for-College

Counselor page – Free college night handouts to print and share with students and parents, as well as articles on professional development. http://www.NextStepU.com/Counselor

Community – Chat about college, careers and planning life after high school. There, teens can also enter our $100 writing contest http://www.NextStepU.com/Community

NEW! Admissions.com www.admissions.com
A new website that offers students, parents and educators useful tools, tips and information about the college admissions process.

Homework Help http://www.homeworkalabama.org/

Standardized Test Help http://www.learnatest.com/

College Surfing http://www.collegesurfing.com/content/cat/alabama/467/

Lunch-Money.com http://www.lunch-money.com/

AXA Achievement http://www.axa-achievement.com/

Alabama Student Loan Program http://www.alstudentaid.com/

The Student Loan People http://www.studentloanpeople.com/

Alabama Mentor http://www.alabamamentor.org/

Alabama Commission on Higher Education http://www.ache.state.al.us/

The Alabama College System http://www.acs.cc.al.us/

What Will They Learn? - a guide to what college rankings don't tell you www.whatwilltheylearn.com  

Trade Schools, Colleges and Universities http://www.trade-schools.net/ - Universities, Colleges & Trade Schools, the leading online education portal, helps you acquire information from education institutions across the US and Canada.

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COUNSELING WEBSITES

http://www.schoolcounselor.org/

http://www.counseling.org/

http://www.chadd.org/

http://www.schoolcounselor.com/

http://www.schoolcounseling.com/

http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/kevin/schoolcounselor.htm

http://www.ed.state.nh.us/Guidance/guidancelinks.htm

http://dmoz.org/Reference/Education/K_through_12/Counseling_and_Guidance/

http://www.guidancechannel.com/default.asp

http://www.characterbuilders.org/www

http://www.counselorandteachertips.com/

http://www.disciplinehelp.com/

http://www.er9.org/jrms/guidanceindex.htm

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CAREER WEBSITES

http://www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career - guide offers in-depth career profiles as well as degree and wage statistics for over 400 occupations that commonly require college or university education.

http://www.gobuildalabama.com/

https://joblink.alabama.gov - Job Link is designed for use from any computer with internet access 24 hours a day. Please keep a record of your username and password. An email address is required.

www.onthejobtv.org - Videos over wide range of career opportunities. Provides students with insight into various career fields, jobs, and training opportunities. The show also airs on Alabama Public Television Sundays at 2:30 p.m. CST.

http://www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_career.html - information on various fields of work and job aptitude tests

http://www.careersandcolleges.com/

http://www.careervoyages.gov/careercompass-main.cfm

http://www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/library.asp?id=14&nodeid=23&category=01.01.00.00.00#01.01.03.00.00

http://www.wetfeet.com/asp/home.asp?pxID=3016

http://www.wetfeet.com/asp/careerlist.asp

http://www.montana.edu/~wwwcp/health.html

http://www.jobprofiles.com/

http://www.acinet.org/acinet/explore.asp

http://www.careercc.com/careerexp.shtml

http://www.cx.bridges.com/

http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/Students/CareerLibrary/Links/occup.cfm

http://csis.pace.edu/schools/nr/creagan/career.htm

http://www.nycareerzone.org/

http://pomo.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listcareersin.html

http://www.labor.state.ny.us/careerzone

http://education.nmsu.edu/webquest/wq/career/index.html

http://csis.pace.edu/schools/nr/creagan/career.htm

http://www.csis.pace.edu/schools/nr/creagan/careers.htm

www.alabamarestaurants.com - Careers in restaurant and hospitality industries

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES
GreatSchools - "Understanding College Admissions Tests" http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/showarticle/243?cpn=20080326mss.
AmericanSchool Counselor Association: www.edge.net/asca/links.html -
Links to college home pages, career tips, and other useful information. Also, advice on how to write an application essay.
CampusTours, LLC: http://www.campustours.com/
Virtual tours of various colleges, Webcams, campus maps, college videos, movies and pictures
Next Step Magazine: http://www.nextstepmagazine.com/
Peterson's Education and
CareerCenter: www.petersons.com/ugrad
Campus news, advice on writing application essays, and an engine for college searches
The College Board: http://www.collegeboard.org/
Useful information about campus visits, interviews, and other parts of the college search process. Downloadable applications for over 800 colleges and a solid, comprehensive search engine. There is also an abundance of information on the SAT.
U. S.NewsCollege and CareersCenter: www.usnews.com/college
College rankings, advice from high school counselors and financial aid experts, a comprehensive college search engine, and college links galore.

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COLLEGE SEARCH SITES
Get in 2 College:
http://www.getin2college.com/ (then click on High Schools) 
Cappex: www.Cappex.com/tools -
College search contains worksheets, checklists, quizzes, videos and other activities that will carry you through the college search from start to finish.
QuestBridge: www.questbridge.org - National College Match Program (assist outstanding low-income students in gaining admissions and scholarships to leading colleges)
DECA and Kauffman: www.entrepreneurU.org
Connecting high school students to college entrepreneurship programs, college search engines, student resources, teacher resources, and scholarships.
Knowledge for College: www.CollegeAnswer.com
A comprehensive resource that takes the guesswork out of planning and paying for college. Visitors can access;their free scholarship search containing over 2.8 million awards.;
eCampusTours.com: www.eCampusTours.com
Loads of information about College Planning, Virtual Tours, Career Exploration, Paying for college, Campus Life
AlabamaColleges and Universities: www.50states.com/college/alabama.htm
A listing of all four-year colleges and universities in the state of Alabama, web address, contact phone numbers, and general information
Alabama Community Colleges: www.50states.com/cc/alabama.htm
A listing of all two-year colleges in the state of Alabama, web address, contact phone numbers, and general information
AlabamaMentor: http://www.alabamamentor.org/
An online source for higher education information and online applications for the state of Alabama;;A student can find the college that is right for him/her, check out exciting tools to make the path to college worry free, apply to colleges online, and pursue financial aid.
NelnetCollege Planning: www.nelnet.net/collegeplanning
A free website to help students prepare for a successful transition to college; tools and resources include: college/university search and comparison tools, Financial Aid 101, Career assessment and planning, ACT/SAT test prep, scholarship search engine, FAFSA tutorial and assistance, Live 24/7 college planning call center.
CollegeEdge: http://www.collegeedge.com/
A search engine with variables such as location and school size but very few campus life variables such as diversity or athletics. A good searchable scholarship database, for which you must register, plus articles and CollegeEdge chat forums.
CollegeNet: http://www.collegenet.com/
Cool-looking site with an enormous searchable database of schools, plus links to the colleges. Search variables include state or region, majors, and tuition. The lack of a selectivity variable, however, means it may be tough to narrow the field.
College View: http://www.collegeview.com/
One of the most detailed search engines on the Net, with wide-ranging criteria that include diversity, field of study, religious affiliation, athletics, special programs, and services for disabled.
College Zone: http://www.kaplan.com/
Extensive links to colleges and universities. Advice on interviews and admission.
The Princeton Review: http://www.princetonreview.com/
A good search engine with a wide array of variables, including location, academics, sports, student life and housing.
Wired Scholar: http://www.wiredscholar.com/

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